Smoke from several wildfires affecting air quality in the Valley

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Several fires burning across the state of California are taking a toll on the air quality in the Central Valley.

According to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, the air Fresno County and Merced County will both be unhealthy on Friday, November 16. In Madera County, Kings County, and Tulare County, the air will be unhealthy for sensitive groups on Friday.

This image from Air Now shows moving waves of pollution in areas of the Valley.

Valley Air says with these conditions you should limit your outdoor activities, especially children and people with chronic heart and lung disease. It says everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

Several local water polo teams will not be able to finish their season after the California Interscholastic Foundation cancelled the NorCal Regional Water Polo Championships due to poor air quality.

Authorities at UC Merced canceled classes early Thursday to protect students as smoke from the devastating Camp Fire continued to make the air dangerous to breathe. Campus will be closed except for essential services.

While Merced City schools had red flag warnings posted at their campuses on Tuesday and kept students inside as much as possible.

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Skyview30 drone footage shows a smokey haze over the foothills, seen from Highway 168 and Academy in Fresno, Calif.

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